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Forum Guidelines / Re: Buzzard Bay 14 trailer and sails
« Last post by Charles Barclay on October 17, 2019, 03:27:55 PM »
I might try Coastal Boatworks, Chasse etc. for a used trailer.  Even the yards over in Harpswell/Georgetown.
Forum Guidelines / Re: Buzzard Bay 14 trailer and sails
« Last post by Cpt.Kev on October 15, 2019, 09:52:38 PM »
Thanks for the response, I'm looking for a used trailer right now and maybe a used set of sails if anyone out there might have either, thanks again, best regards, Cpt. Kev
Forum Guidelines / Re: Buzzard Bay 14 trailer and sails
« Last post by Charles Barclay on October 15, 2019, 05:18:06 PM »
Captain Kev,

Welcome to the Herreshoff Registry.

October is a beautiful time to order sails.  North and Quantum both have significant discounts through Halloween.  This is pretty typical, among other things it builds a backlog of sail orders for the winter for smaller lofts as well.  It's like buying appliances in January.  Now is the time. 

Here in Maine you have a North Loft in Freeport, Eric Baldwin is a prince of a guy; and in Portland you have Carter White running the Quantum loft.  Carter is a top notch J24 sailor.  Both are great guys and easy to work with. 

You can also go to smaller lofts.  I have experience with Hallet Sails and Canvas (Meghan Hallet) in Falmouth, and Stephanie Helms at Gulf of Maine Sailing Systems.  Both will give you individual care and provide quality work. 

If you pm, text or call me at (808)-888-9494 I can give you their emails or phone #.


The BB14 weighs about 1800# so a 2000-3000 trailer is adequate.  A single wheel/axle is fine for this size boat.
Choose Aluminum (reduced weight) or galvanized steel (less expensive). 

Choose adjustable stands or flat bed trailers (available at Home Depot and the like) if you have a cradle for the boat. 

There is a place in Waldoboro that customizes trailers.  Lots of choices in Maine.  Keep your eyes open for used ones too.  I bought a Venture 1250 from Chasse Marine in Damariscotta this spring, good people. 

Choose your suspension:  torsion (more expensive, softer ride for boat) or spring suspension (more common, easily replaced).  Big tires offer additional cushion. 

The choices comes down to will you be roading the boat frequently or just to and from the haulout facility or ramp to your storage or restoration facility.  Another consideration is do you plan on selling the boat with the trailer. 

If you have a short drive from launch to winter facility a flat bed with a cradle will provide extra flexibility.  If you plan on travelling with the boat or selling it with the trailer get one with the adjustable stands or beds. 

If you plan on launching from a ramp, the boat has a 3.5' depth or thereabouts and the trailer should have a long or extendable tongue. 

Hope that helps.  Call if you have questions.

Forum Guidelines / Buzzard Bay 14 trailer and sails
« Last post by Cpt.Kev on October 10, 2019, 08:34:49 PM »
Looking for a trailer and set of sails for a Buzzard Bay 14 currently being restored and also for sale at any step of resto. Hopefully will be sailing her out in Casco bay next summer. Any input appreciated, thanks, Cpt Kev
I just acquired a 1974 Herreschoff America that is in ggod shape but is bare bones. The previous owner kept it light to race against Marshalls.   I would like to install lazy jacks and jiffy reefing systems so that I can easily sail single handed next season.  I someone has a diagram on how to set that up I would be appreciative. 
OllieTaft, Wickdford. RI
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Yankee R Class Boat
« Last post by Charles Barclay on September 27, 2019, 11:20:19 PM »
Thanks for the post.  Quite unusual to have such a boom on smaller Universal rule boats. 

The athwart-ship tracks were to adjust the camber of the main, the wide boom was believed to create a "plate effect" to increase pressure on the lower part of the sail.   
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Yankee R Class Boat
« Last post by RetroRock on September 24, 2019, 04:30:49 PM »
Follow-up to my previous post...
What we called a Boardwalk Boom was/is called a Park Avenue Boom.
I found a pic of an early versions that were identical as I saw on Yankee. 
See Attached - Hope the pic came thru...
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Yankee R Class Boat
« Last post by RetroRock on September 23, 2019, 01:57:53 AM »
Hello Franco,

I just saw your post after trying to find information on the R-Boat Yankee.
I believe I may have spotted R-Boat Yankee and mistook her to be a Q back in the mid to late 1970's in Chicago.
A couple of brothers I know had a 1927 Sea Bird Yawl I worked and sailed on back then in an old boat yard named Eubanks Marine on the South Side of Chicago at 135th & Ashland Ave. along the Little Calumet River.
She was looking tired and worn but still maintained her beautiful lines and I wondered if anyone was ever going to save her.
2 things that stood out on her, other than her name "Yankee" on the stern, 1) She had a Boardwalk Boom similar to some J's.  First I'd ever seen and it was painted white. 2) Just below the waterline about 8" down on her starboard side bow was installed a port light if you want to call it...A small, possibly 3"-4" glass, bronze non-opening port hole, which to this day I can't understand. Whether to allow for light to enter the sail storage or some other use, it's kept me wondering all these years.
After my buddies sold their Sea Bird in the late 70's, I never went back to the yard to see her again.  Eubanks Yard was the last stop for many old wooden boats who's owners didn't want to keep up with storage payments and let the yard have them to cover costs.
By the 80's I was hearing the old boats were being burned for their brass and I fear this may have been her fate as well.
Hope this helps, as originally back then I was told she was a Q, but now thinking possibly your R.
Best of luck in preserving her history!  - Jim
Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Re: Looking for an Eagle or America
« Last post by Charles Barclay on September 07, 2019, 12:43:55 AM »
Hi PJ,

Thanks for visiting Herreshoff Registry. 

Members are welcomed to offer their boats up here, but you might also check Craigslist along the east coast from Maine to Florida.  Local brokers as well. 

And if you see a boat you like, carry a note card and a ziplock bag and zip tie it to the boat.  Saying something nice about the boat you see increases the likelihood the owner will respond.  Fall is right around the corner, you never know when someone will make that move. 

« Last post by billfishcowboy on August 21, 2019, 01:56:10 AM »
I've decided to sell my restored 1981 Herreshoff Harbor Pilot
Custom Built galvanized trailer with swing tongue. ( Single Axel )
Always stored indoors
The boat was restored 5 yrs ago.
Yanmar 2gm diesel 13 HP - Low Hours
New Cushions
New Canvas
New Isinglass
New Tinted Cabin Windows
Powder Coated Mast & Boom
Swim Step
New Cabin & Cockpit Paint & Varnish
Renovated Gas Tanks
Primarily used in freshwater - Flush Out System
Built in 1981, by Squadron Yachts
Spent 35 Years in Wisconsin
Featured in a GE TV Commercial
Located in Orange County Ca
Perfect for Indian Summer cruising !!!!


Photos Available Upon Request
NOTE : If you Google Herreshoff Harbor Pilot in the images it's # 1 (Black Hull)
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